Gustaaf Antoon Francois Heyligers (Dutch, 1828-1897) Preparing the Meal, oil on canvas, signed and dated 1865 lower left,
Gustaaf Antoon Francois Heyligers (Dutch, 1828-1897) Preparing the Meal, oil on canvas, signed and dated 1865 lower left, 26 x 20 in. (66 x 50.8cm).
* Provenance: Purchased from the P. Polak Gallery, 21 King Street, St James's, London, 11th March 1970 for £2,150.
** Born in Batavia in the Dutch East Indies in 1828, Gustaaf Antoon Francois Heyligers lived and worked mainly in Antwerp. He painted mostly genre scenes. He died in The Hague in 1897.
*** Condition: Picture is in good condition overall - clean, surface very stable, no visible damage. It has been lined and has a dust lining to the reverse of the canvas. The varnish has deteriorated a little and is slightly patchy when viewed at an angle with the light reflecting off the surface. There are a few small scattered retouches visible under UV light, plus a few slightly larger retouches to the upper right corner margins.